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Manchester United Has Agreed To An £85m Fee With Ajax For Winger Antony

 

Manchester United Has Agreed To An £85m Fee With Ajax For Winger Antony

Manchester United have agreed on an £85m deal to sign Antony from Eredivisie side, Ajax

 

United Has Agreed to an £85m Fee With Ajax For Winger Antony after months of pursuing the 22-year-old.

 

Man United will pay a guaranteed £80.75 million plus £4.25 million in add-ons for the 22-year-old, who is expected to arrive in Manchester within the next 48 hours for a medical.

 

Antony was left out of Ajax’s squad for Sunday’s game against Utrecht as negotiations between the clubs continued. Personal terms are not expected to be an issue in this transaction.

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Man United have been pursuing Anthony for several weeks and had a £67.9 million (€80 million) offer rejected earlier this week. United has also considered other options.

 

They are interested in Barcelona striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and will continue to monitor his situation. Chelsea is also interested in signing Aubameyang.

 

Cody Gakpo of PSV Eindhoven remains a target for Manchester United. It has been said that signing both Antony and Gakpo is “unlikely but not impossible.”

 

On Friday, in a YouTube interview with Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, Antony said: “Since February of this year, my agents came to Amsterdam to inform Ajax of my desire to leave the club to face a new challenge and that some interested clubs would arrive and, with them, certainly a great offer.

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“During the window months, meetings concluded including a proposal from Ajax for contract renewal. I made it clear once again I want to leave the club.

 

“Today in a meeting with the board I expressed my interest in leaving the club, this time with a considerable offer on the table. Others have already arrived [but] Ajax always refuses with the argument it only has five days to replace (me).

 

“I’m not asking [for Ajax] to release me, I am asking Ajax to sell me as the highest bid received by a player who plays in the Eredivisie.”

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Antony would be reunited with ex-Ajax manager Erik ten Hag, who has already signed defender Lisandro Martinez from his former club.

 

“I was very happy in Amsterdam, I won titles at Ajax, made friends and built part of my career, but now I reinforce that I am ready and full of motivation to follow my story and my dreams,” Antony added.

 

“People need to listen to me and understand that my motivation moves me towards happiness. I need this to continue performing at a high level. Ajax will always be in my heart.”

 

Antony’s stats at Eredivisie

 

Manchester United Has  Agreed To An £85m Fee With Ajax For Winger Antony

 

  • Games played-52
  • Goals scored-18
  • Assists-14
  • Shots-147
  • Chances created-75
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